How to Give Your Home a Makeover on a Budget

Is your family home in need of a bit of care and attention? Family life can take its toll on a home, and even the most immaculate homes can start to look tired and worn when faced with the challenges of a busy household.

If you are growing bored of your home looking worse for wear and are keen to start making some changes, you may be wondering where you should even begin. Taking your home from tired and drab to fab is not something that can be achieved overnight. You may also be concerned you will not have the amount of money needed to perform the makeover and not enough spare time to get it completed. However, you can be sure that your home will soon be transformed and look better than ever with some careful planning and working to a budget. If you are ready to get started and want to refresh your home without spending a fortune, you should find these tips help make that possible:

Start by Setting a Budget


Before you do anything else, you must set a budget for the makeover. Once you get started, costs can quickly add up, and you may find you are spending more than you can afford. This can lead to you running out of money halfway through the makeover project and being left with a half-finished house. So, setting a budget right from the start and sticking with it will help you keep costs at a manageable level.

Once you have established the maximum amount you are willing to spend on the makeover, you may find it beneficial to break your budget down even further. Allocating specific amounts of cash to different aspects of the project will help you keep even tighter control of your budget and ensure you complete the work before the money runs out.   

Make an Action Plan

When tackling a large area of your home, it can be challenging to know where to start and which jobs to work on first. Without a clear plan, you may find work going on in multiple rooms at once. When you combine this with trying to manage a strict budget, your home makeover can quickly begin to feel like an overwhelming process. To avoid feeling overwhelmed by your home makeover project, it is a good idea to make an action plan before you carry out any work. Making a list of the jobs you want to complete in each room will help you ensure you have a clear idea of the scale of the work to be completed. With your action plan in place, it will be so much simpler for you to work on one room at a time, giving it your full attention so you can complete the work methodically without it feeling like an overwhelming task.

Clear Some Space


Making it as easy as possible for you to work on transforming your home is well worth the effort. One of the best ways to make it easier to work on your home is by decluttering each room so you have the maximum amount of space to work in, with all the items you don’t want to keep moved out of the way. Working your way around the house, focusing on one room at a time, will make it so much easier for you to ensure that every part of your house is thoroughly decluttered.

Decluttering before you re-decorate will provide you with a blank canvas to work with and also enables you to earn some extra cash. Once you have finished decluttering each room, you may choose to sell the items that you no longer need. There are now far more ways to sell your unwanted stuff with apps and websites available to facilitate this, or you could even go down the old-school route and sell items at a car boot sale. Whichever option you choose, selling the items you no longer want can help you generate some cash, and this can be put towards the cost of the makeover. This is especially helpful when you are trying to stick to a budget for the project.

Refresh Your Walls


With your rooms decluttered and free from anything you no longer use or want, it is time to begin work on transforming your home and to get properly started with your makeover. When you are trying to stick with a budget but still want to deliver maximum impact, refreshing the colour of your walls is the most effective way to create a noticeable change. Changing your colour scheme by painting your walls is a low-cost method of making a significant change and provides plenty of opportunities to get creative. Playing around with colour to create a room that looks larger and brighter is one trick to try, or using darker shades to create a space that has a warm and cosy feel is another option to consider.

While paint is the most cost-effective way to refresh your walls and create a noticeable change, you don’t need to stop there. Introducing some wallpaper to each room is a great way to add extra character and elevate the look of the space while sticking to your budget. Using wallpaper on a feature wall, such as a chimney breast, adds instant wow factor to your living space. Hanging the wallpaper on one wall only enables you to keep costs down as you will need very few rolls of wallpaper to complete the look.

Make it Personal


Adding a personal touch to every room in your home is essential to ensure that it is both a comfortable and welcoming place to live. To ensure your living space reflects your personality, it is crucial to include objects that have meaning to you in the interior design scheme. So, adding plenty of pictures of your loved ones sharing special times and photos of all those milestone moments in your life is an excellent opportunity to ensure your room is filled with the objects that matter most to you. If you don’t have your favourite photos printed onto canvas already, you may want to check out to order some for your newly decorated home.

As well as adding canvases to your rooms to adorn your walls, it is also a good idea to display knick-knacks and trinkets that you have collected over the years. Displaying items that have meaning to you in your home is so much more authentic than spending money simply buying extra ornaments and decorative accessories. Plus, displaying your keepsakes provides an excellent talking point when you have guests come over. Displaying items that have meaning to you adds to the eclectic, truly personal vibe of your home and is what makes it unique.

Re-Use and Upcycle

Selling your old items, painting the walls, adding canvases, and displaying your existing decorative accessories are all great ways to makeover your home on a budget. But, to make an even more dramatic change, you may want to upcycle your furniture. Buying new furniture is seriously expensive and likely to be completely unnecessary when your existing furniture is useable. Painting items such as chests of drawers and wardrobes and fitting new drawer pulls is a simple and cost-effective way to give them a new lease of life and refresh your décor scheme. Making use of your existing furniture by giving it a facelift will cut your costs and breathe new life into the room, making it look and feel entirely different.     

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